Everton Sign Keeper Eldin Jakupovic

Everton have moved to sign goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic on a short-term contract following injuries to first choice keeper Jordan Pickford and Andy Lonergan.

Jakupovic was a free agent after leaving Leicester City in the summer, having spent five years at the King Power stadium. He made 2 appearances for the Foxes during that period.

The 37-year-old shot stopper was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a Switzerland international whose previous clubs also include Hull City, Lokomotiv Moscow and Grasshoppers Zurich. Jakupovic has also been capped twice by Bosnia and Herzegovina earlier in his career.

Blues boss Frank Lampard felt that Everton needed to strengthen their goalkeeping options, with Pickford expected to be missing until after the international break at the end of this month due to a thigh injury sustained in the 0-0 Merseyside derby draw at Goodison Park on 3 September.

Asmir Begovic is expected to deputise for the England goalkeeper against West Ham United at Goodison Park on Sunday 18th September.

Lonergan, meanwhile, is set to be out for the next few weeks as he completes his recovery from a knee injury, which made the move for Jakupovic a sensible one for the Toffees.